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27 Oct

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Major Profile – Information Technology

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Real-world applications – Aaron Ricci, a junior information technology student, found his part-time job with the MSMC IT Support Center through the Career Center. He began working at the Support Center in 2013 as a sophomore.

Aaron Ricci, a junior Information Technology major, works as an IT Support Center Analyst at the MSMC IT Support Center. He recently talked to Knight Life about his favorite aspects of being an IT major.

Knight Life: What is your major?

Aaron: I am an information technology major with a concentration in networking and a minor in religious studies. Continue Reading

20 Oct

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Club Profile – Colleges Against Cancer

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MSMC’s Colleges Against Cancer group photo for the 2014-2015 school year. Christina Antico (kneeling, second from right) is president of MSMC’s chapter of the organization.

Colleges Against Cancer, also referred to as CAC, is a nationwide collaboration of students, faculty, and staff dedicated to eliminating cancer by working to implement programs and spread the mission of the American Cancer Society on college campuses. Here at the Mount, programs we partake in include the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk, Great American Smokeout, Relay for Life, and much more. Continue Reading

13 Oct

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Helping Others Through Physical Therapy

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Kathryn Zubicki (left), a physical therapy/biology major, made slime with fellow science student Melanie Hofbauer (right) at the American Chemical Society and Division of Natural Sciences sponsored event for local children, “Science Fun Night,” in the fall of 2013.

Hi. My name is Kathryn “Kate” Zubicki, and I am a biology major focusing on physical therapy.

I always wanted to help people, and I was always interested in science; science just makes sense to me and I love discovering how everything works and is connected. Thus, the medical field seemed to be the best fit because I could merge helping and science. Studying physical therapy joins these two interests, creating the perfect career for me. I get to physically see the difference I am making in joints and muscles, and how feeling better impacts patients’ lives. Continue Reading

06 Oct

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My Volleyball Experience at MSMC

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Elizabeth Lavin (far left, #1) is pictured here with the MSMC Volleyball team at a game held at Oneonta on August 29, 2014.

I’ve been playing volleyball since I was in 7th grade and played at the varsity level starting my sophomore year of high school. I flipped between being an Outside Hitter and a Middle Hitter, which is something I still do today. Upon entering my senior year of high school, I was hesitant when deciding whether or not I should try to continue playing in college. Today, I know I made the right decision to play volleyball at the collegiate level. Continue Reading

29 Sep

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Becoming SURE of Myself

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Emily DiBiase (center) views a book at Thornwillow Press in Newburgh, NY with Dr. Stephanie Pietros (left) and Stephanie Weaver (right) during the SURE program in 2013.

Of all the work experience that I have gained at the Mount, one of the most unique and personal adventures has been my work with the Summer Undergraduate Research Experience (SURE) program here at MSMC.

It all started when my RA at the time, Stephanie Weaver, introduced me to the program and encouraged me to apply. After looking at the list of available projects for the summer of 2013, I kept coming back to the project proposed by Dr. Stephanie Pietros involving lyrical ballads and poetry by Anne Bradstreet.

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